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Criminal Law: Robbery-Hobbs Act-Crime of Violence

Where a defendant who was convicted of robbery under the Hobbs Act and unlawful possession of a weapon challenged the admission of evidence of him wearing clothes similar to those worn by the perpetrator, the evidence was properly admitted as relevant, non-character evidence under Rules 401 and 402 and it was relevant on the issue of identity, and the judgment is affirmed because the Hobbs Act robbery was a crime of violence under circuit precedent.

Judgment is affirmed.

U.S. v. Conner (MLW No. 73199/Case No. 18-1032 – 6 pages) (U.S. Court of Appeals, 8th Circuit, Colloton, J.) Appealed from U.S. District Court, District of South Dakota, Schreier, J. (Neil Fulton, Pierre, South Dakota, for appellant) (John E. Haak, Sioux Falls, South Dakota, for appellee).